Delia Jennings

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Delia Jennings, 77, of Locust Grove, VA passed away, December 2, 2021.


She was born in Fresno, California, April 2, 1944. Delia attended Our Lady of Mercy High School in Michigan, and later she graduated from University of Mary Washington, with a degree in Human Development with an Elementary School Teaching License. She was married to Reverend Thomas Earl Jennings. 


Over her career, she taught at numerous schools, including Notre Dame Academy in Middleburg, VA; Livingston Elementary in Spotsylvania, VA; Manteo Middle School and Manteo Elementary School in Manteo, NC; and Locust Grove Middle School, in Locust Grove, VA. She won Math Teacher of the Year for her work in Dare County, North Carolina. 


Delia loved Christmas. She decorated her house and yard extensively, and she loved to cook for Christmas as well. She bought presents for family and friends year-round. Other favorites included Mary Poppins and The Sound of Music. She loved to dance with beloved husband Tom to Neil Diamond. 


She was preceded in death by her dad Earl Bradley, mother Ola Mae Bradley, brother Earl “Zeke” Bradley, and husband, Thomas Jennings.


She is survived by her sister, Cheryl Burtch; four children, Michael Bardzell, Jeffrey Bardzell, Kathy Thomas, and Kelly Bardzell; and her grandchildren, Benjamin Bardzell, Jacob Bardzell, and Ashley Bardzell. 


Private funeral arrangements will be held at Lovettsville Union Cemetery, on December 13, 2021 at 2 pm in Lovettsville, VA.